Our youth and children’s programmes wouldn’t run without the help of volunteers and we want to thank everyone who gives of their time to help in their various roles. The organisations are off at the moment for the Summer break but we think this is a good time to express our need for more helpers in various groups. A few of our young who play a big role in Unlabelled, Unique and E.P.I.C (our youth programmes) are heading off to university come September which will leave us quite short for leaders. We urge that you take time to think and pray before you make a decision but if you would be interested in volunteering with our young people either on a rota basis or a year commitment please speak to Aimee Gibson.

aimee@lambegparish.co.uk   OR  07999649180 

Daily Prayer

Find a quiet place and time each day

Ask God to help you understand His Word

Read and think about a Bible passage (perhaps using the notes of Sunday’s sermons or using Bible reading notes)

Pray about what you’ve read for yourself

Pray about what you’ve read for others

Pray about other concerns, including Lambeg parish activities and events mentioned in this edition of ‘The Link’.


Holy Baptism

Baptisms are arranged for the second Sunday of each month.  Parents seeking baptism for their children or adults seeking baptism must contact the Rector.  No definite arrangements can be made for baptism until parents and those seeking baptism have completed a baptismal course with the Rector. Please contact the Rector for further details.

9.30 a.m.

Holy Communion.  Preacher, Rector

10.45 a.m.

Morning Prayer
Preacher. Rector

12.00 noon

Service of the Word

Preacher  Rector

Hilden Centre

6.30 p.m.

Evening Prayer  Preacher. Rector    

Sunday 14th January  2018


for the life and witness of Lambeg Church and the Hilden Centre

God’s generous provision for the ministry


 PRAY for

the Rector and Aimee and all in leadership

the Sunday services - the worship and teaching. 

the elderly and housebound -

those who visit hem

those who have been bereaved, the ill and those facing difficult situations

Craig, Georgie, Noah and Bethany serving in St. Luke’s, Bath



Bowling Club

Church Hall


10.00 a.m.
7.30 p.m.

Parents & Toddlers
Cafe Church (Yr8+)

Hilden Centre
Hilden Centre


9.30 a.m.
7.00 p.m.

Work Party
Girls Brigade. Juniors P5 to P7
                         Seniors Yr 8 to Yr10
                          Brigadiers Yr 11 plus

Church Halls


10.00 a.m.
6.45 p.m.

Open House
Church Lads Brigade Martins (P1- P3)
                             Yteam (P4- P6) & JTC

Hilden Centre
Hilden Centre



10.30 a.m.

Girls Brigade Under 5s & Explorers

Church Halls

Activities for Week commencing  15th January 2018


Churches are able to claim a refund of £0.25 from the Inland Revenue for every £1 a tax-paying parishioner gives to the church.  

Currently, the vestry estimates that we are missing out on a possible extra £5000 because not everyone who qualifies for Gift Aid has signed up to it.

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify, or are already signed up, or simply want to find out more information, please lift a Gift Aid form from the back of church and contact our treasurer.

Further details can also be found inside the 2016 Financial Report

Gift Aid Coordinator

At the last meeting of the Select Vestry, Elizabeth McBurney was appointed as the Parish Gift Aid Coordinator to assist the Honorary Treasurer, Angela Sloan, in the administration of the Gift Aid Scheme.  Liz will be seeking to expand the number of people who are eligible to gift aid their contributions to their Free Will Offerings.  If you are a tax payer not already signed up then Liz or Angela are the persons to speak to.

Sunday  21st January  2018

2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

9.30 a.m. Holy Communion


 10.45 a.m. Morning Prayer


 12.00 noon Service of the Word

   Hilden Centre

  6.30 p.m. Evening Prayer

Messy Church
Sunday 10th December
Sunday 11th February

10.45 a.m. Hilden Centre

Choir Practise will recommence Thursday 1st February 2018 at 7.30 p.m. In the Choir Robing Room

Monday: Read Mark 1:1-3.  The Gospel is essentially ‘Good News’ from God about a person.  That person is Jesus (v.1).  The Gospel doesn’t begin in the New Testament but begins in the Old Testament (vv.2-3). Give thanks to God for Good news for all the earth through Jesus.

Tuesday: Read Mark 1:4-8).  John the Baptist is the one prophesied in the Old Testament (vv.2-3), whose ministry would prepare people for the coming of the Messiah.  Notice how John pointed people away from himself to Jesus (vv.7-8).  Pray that your life will point people to Jesus.

Wednesday: Read Mark 1:9-11.  Notice that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – the Trinity, one God in three Persons – is behind our salvation.  Jesus comes in the power of the Spirit to do the Father’s will to bring us salvation. Give thanks for such a loving God.

Thursday: Read Mark 1:12-13.  Jesus goes out into the wilderness where there is danger (wild animals) to do battle with evil, and being tempted by Satan to bring us back from the wilderness into the safety of God’s Kingdom.  Praise God for Christ’s rescue and restore mission.

Friday: Read Mark 1:14-15.  Notice the priority Jesus gives to proclaiming the Good News.  Pray for all who preach the Good News.  Notice too that the way out of sin and the way into God’s kingdom is through repentance & faith.  Pray for many to repent & believe.

Vacancies on the Church Cleaning Rota

We now have two vacancies on one of the Church Cleaning teams and urgently need some volunteers to contribute their time and talents.  This role normally takes only about an hour a week for a month, every three months, i.e., four times a year.  The timing of the work is at the team’s own decision.  Enquiries can be made through the Church Wardens.

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